Female Life Skills Mentors

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Position description: 

The Kinnections Program connects Indigenous youth aged 16-19 years old with volunteer mentors. Our goal is to provide youth with life skills training in hopes that these skills will assist them with their transition into adulthood. Youth set their own goals and volunteer mentors assist youth to achieve those goals.

Example Youth Goals:
•Job search
•Housing search
•Applying to college
•Getting fit

We are seeking volunteers from all backgrounds to engage in long term, meaningful, supportive, and consistent relationships with youth. Volunteer mentors work with their youth in a one on one capacity in the community. Volunteer mentors assist their youth with goal setting and achieving goals.

For additional information about UNYA and the Kinnections program check out our website www.unya.bc.ca


•Meet weekly with youth for 2-4 hours
•Able to commit for minimum 1 year
•Communicates monthly with Program Coordinator
•Engages youth in life skills training (resume, job search, grocery shopping, etc)
•Able to brainstorm free and engaging activities to do with a youth


•Mature, positive role model
•Relates well to youth and their needs
•Accepts youth as is
•Able to communicate via internet and text messaging
•Successfully completes all aspects of the screening process including a criminal record check

*Please note that this position is limited and competitive, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

•We offer bimonthly training for all volunteers (residential schools, FASD, sexual self esteem, mental health, gang prevention, etc)
•Monthly group outings (paintball, movies, powwows, laser tag, storytelling, kayaking, etc)
•Passes to community and recreational programming
•Tickets to sports and arts events •Please email resume and cover letter to kinnections@unya.bc.ca •Must successfully pass a criminal record check (will be reimbursed) *Please note that this volunteer position is limited and competitive. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

How to apply: 
Please contact the Program Manager with your resume.
Contact person: 
Helen Whitehead
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Indigenous Services
Youth Development
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
20 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Community/Public Spaces
Vancouver, BC